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Leader office's top official visits domestically-made fighter jet

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 2, IRNA -- Head of the Supreme Leader's military office paid a visit to the domestically-made fighter jet dubbed "Kowsar".

Brigadier General Mohammad Shirazi paid a visit to an exhibition on Iran's defense industries' achievements.

The official also toured an exhibition showcasing Iran's defense achievements.

Iran unveiled its first domestically-made fighter aircraft during a defense exhibition in Tehran last Tuesday, with President Hassan Rouhani attending the ceremony held to mark the country's defense achievements.

The Kowsar fighter jet has been designed and manufactured in collaboration with experts of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), other industrial organizations of the Ministry of Defense, Iranian Air Force, universities and knowledge-based companies.

The domestically-developed fighter aircraft, utilizing a wide network of the Iranian knowledge-based companies and industrial organizations of the Ministry of Defense along with other academic and research centers in the country, has optimized combat capability of the pilot, localized avionics and advanced 4th generation fire control as well as mechanical and hydraulic systems and the engine.

The fighter jet features an advanced integrated architecture and fire control avionics, the 4th generation digital data network, multi-purpose digital display technology, computerized ballistic calculations of weaponry and the HUD system to increase the accuracy of weapons and ammunition hits, advanced multi-objective fire control radar to enhance the detection of targets and threats, accurate radio and navigation independence and a smart mapping system.

The jet will be produced in single seat and twin seat versions with the twin seat expected to be used in training pilots.


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